Why Don't the Dems Compromise?

MSNBC’s Steven Benen asked a good question Wednesday that we all should think about: Why haven’t the Democrats compromised with the president? Consider the Democrats’ reputation, fair or not, as being the party of squish politics. Lean on them, and they roll over. This assumption is so prevalent it’s unnoticed. It has characterized all intra-party conflict for two years. It’s the prevailing view on Fox News. It’s the default mode, as it were, among the Washington press corps.

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